Mission


Trees New York’s mission is to plant, preserve, and protect New York City’s urban forest through education and community participation.

Trees New York was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to New York City’s devastating cutbacks in forestry and tree-related community services. Trees New York has nearly 50 years of experience in community tree planting, stewardship and education projects. Since its founding, Trees New York has trained over 13,500 Citizen Pruners and 9,000 youth in tree care and stewardship. In the past 10 years, Trees New York has planted over 5,000 trees in underserved communities throughout New York City.

Trees New York recently changed its name from the New York City Street Tree Consortium. Please find our profile on Charity Navigator here: Charity Navigator – Rating for New York City Street Tree Consortium Inc.